Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Re: [creative-radio] APFEJ announces appointment of new chair and team for next 3 years


Please give my hearty cheers to the newly elected Board members. I wish them a very successful tenure. And remember to include Benin Republic in your program for the current dispensation.

Vincent NNANNA,


Tel: +(229)97444619 & 93478254

--- On Sat, 21/11/09, Dharman Wickremaratne <afejchairman@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Dharman Wickremaratne <afejchairman@yahoo.com>
Subject: [creative-radio] APFEJ announces appointment of new chair and team for next 3 years
To: creative-radio@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, 21 November, 2009, 14:53


Dear APFEJ supporters and friends,

Greetings to you from the APFEJ secretariat on Colombo- Sri Lanka.

Svetlana Dylevskaya, an experienced Central Asian senior environment journalist and
Network Editor of the Green Women Environmental Media Agency, Kazakhstan and
Central Asian Network for Ecological Journalists( CANEJ) has taken up the role of
chair of the Asia Pacific forum of Environmental Journalists( APFEJ).She is also the first women
president of APFEJ as well as the first person to become APFEJ president from Central Asia.
The APFEJ new secretariat based in Colombo- Sri Lanka will be open on November 19, 2009.

Following on from its 18th APFEJ World Congress of Environmental Journalists- Colombo- Sri Lanka,
October 19- 22, 2009, APFEJ, announced the newly elected 19-member Administrative Council
who will serve for the term 3 year term APFEJ can be rightly proud of the
active participation of the attendees, more than 103 Environmental Journalists, opinion makers from
34 countries.A new APFEJ administrative Council is in place and ready to forward the APFEJ 's directives.
At the meeting, a new structure for APFEJ was proposed this includes appointing 45 country coordinators
from Asia Pacific countries.As per the constitution of APFEJ, the administrative Council is
elected through its full,associate and individual membership categories.
Of the 19 APFEJ administrative Council members there are 8 women representatives.

The Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists( APFEJ) is a network and regional association
founded in 1988,dedicated to promoting education understanding and awareness of the
environment through the honest and accurate reporting of local,regional and international
environmental and development issues.It acted as the head of national environmental journalist
forums or media organizations of 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.The APFEJ
ad hoc committee was formed in 1985 at a regional conference on media and environment in Delhi
organized by UN-ESCAP in collaboration with the UNEP.Today, APFEJ,is the oldest and
largest organization of professional environmental journalists, contacts over 12,000 members
around the world. The mission of APFEJ to build into a strong,independent and committed
to promote excellence in environmental journalism worldwide by supporting environmental journalists
specially Asia pacific through Professionalism, Freedom of expression, Social responsibility,
environmental justice, Networking and training.

The roles of APFEJ administrative Council members has been streamlined and the
administrative Council itself consists only of an administrative body, which co-opts or appoints
other members as needed.This is quite a different formation of the APFEJ administrative Council
and means that members can feel free to come aboard the Council for short project specific periods.
The General assembly approved some amendments in the APFEJ constitution.

Members of the APFEJ administrative Council are follows;
01).President - Ms.Svetlana Dylevskaya, Kazakhstan
(Network Editor of the Green Women Environmental Media Agency*
and Central Asian Network for Ecological Journalists - CANEJ)

02).Deputy President - Mr.Tika Ram Rai, Nepal
(Convener of the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists -NEFEJ)*

Regional Directors(5)
03).Central Asia Director- Ms.Jamila Sujud, Tajikistan
(Coordinator of the Central Asian Journalistic Network on Environment and Health)**

04).North East Asia Director - Mr.Yasuyoshi Tanaka, Japan
(President of the Japanese Forum of Environmental Journalists -JFEJ)*

05).South Asian Director - Mr.Aftab Zahoor, Pakistan
(Head of the Pakistan Forum for Environmental Journalists -PFEJ)*

06).South East Asia Director: Mr.Quoc Dzung, Vietnam
(Executive Vice President of the Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists- VFEJ)*

07).South Pacific Director - Ms.Nina Ratulele, Fiji
(News correspondent of the Islands Business Magazine and Media consultant) ***

08).Secretary /Chief Executive - Mr.Dharman Wickremaratne, Sri Lanka
(Editor of the Sri Lanka Environmental Journalists Forum-SLEJF) *

09).Deputy secretary General - Mr. Yang Ming-sen, China
(Secretary General of the China Forum of Environmental Journalists -CFEJ) *

Executive Members (8)

10).Ms.Souparno Banerjee, India
(Coordinator of the Media Resource Centre, - Centre for Science and Environment -CSE, Mumbai - India)*

11).Mr.Matai Akauola, Fiji
(Manager & Training Coordinator of the Pacific Island News Association -PINA)*

12).Mr.Owais Aslam Ali, Pakistan
(Secretary General of the Pakistan Press Foundation -PPF)*

13).Ms.Elizabeth Roxas, Philippines
(Executive Director of the Environmental Broadcast Circle, EBC)*

14).Mr. lya Gridneff, Australia***
(Papua New Guinea Correspondent of Australian Associated Press- APP)

15).Mr.Joseph Joh, South Korea***
(Managing Editor - The Seoul Times, South Korea)

16).Mr.Eurico Pereira, East Timor ***
(Senior producer of Radio Rakambia- East Timor)

17).Ms.Ellaha Sadat, Afghanistan* *
(Media Monitor/ Environmental Analyst of IFES/ ASA)

Auditors (2)
18).Mr.EK Visarakhun, Cambodia
(President of the Cambodia Media Forum on Environment, (CMFE)*

19).Ms.Silafaga Lalua, Tuvalu
(Publication Coordinator of the Tuvalu Media Department)* *

* Full Member organisation Representatives - 12 (Minimum 10)
** Associate member organisation Representatives -03 (Maximum 05)
*** Individual member Representatives - 04 (Maximum 04)

****APFEJ Past President's - Year 1985 to 2009
01).Forum of Environmental Journalists of India - FEJI
(February 1985 to January 1988)
Representative: Chanchal Sakar, India - South Asia
Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee

02). Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists -NEFEJ
(January 1988 to October 1990)
Representative: Aditya Man Shrestha, Nepal - South Asia

03).Philippines Environmental Journalists Inc - PEJI
(October 1990 to August 08, 1991)
Representative: Adlai J Amor, Philippines - South East Asia

04) Malaysian forum of Environmental Journalists( MFEJ)- South East Asia
Chairman of the Steering Group
Representative: Philip Mathews, Malaysia
(August 09, 1991 to April, 1992)

05).Malaysian forum of Environmental Journalists - MFEJ
(April 1992 to November 1993)
Representative: Philip Mathews, Malaysia - South East Asia

06).Philippines Environmental Journalists Inc - PEJI
(November 1993 to November 1995)
Representative: Manuel Satorre Jr, Philippines - South East Asia

07).Singapore forum of Environmental Journalists - ECO
Representative: Ivan Lim Sin Chin, Singapore - South East Asia
(November 1995 to February 1998)

08)China Forum of Environmental Journalists -CFEJ, North East Asia
Chairman of the Steering Group
Representative: Yang Mao, China
(February 06, 1998 to October 17, 1998)

09).Sri Lanka Environmental Journalists Forum - SLEJF
(October 18, 1998 to October 26, 2002)
Representative: Dharman Wickremaratne, Sri Lanka - South Asia

10).Bangladesh Forum of Environmental Journalists (FEJB)
(October 27, 2002 to May 05, 2009)
Representative: Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, Bangladesh - South Asia

11)Sri Lanka Environmental Journalists Forum(SLEJF) - South Asia
Chairman of the Steering Group
Representative: Dharman Wickremaratne, Sri Lanka.
(May 06, 2009 to October 18, 2009)

12).Green Women Environmental Media Agency, Kazakhstan
Representative: Svetlana Dylevskaya, Kazakhstan - Central Asia
(October 19, 2009 to present)

For further information please visit:
http://www.environm entaljournalists .org
or contact,
Dharman Wickremaratne
Secretary /Chief Executive
Asia Pacific forum of Environmental Journalists( APFEJ) Secretariat
PO Box 26
434/3 Sri Jayawardenapura
Sri Lanka.
Skype: ejournalists
E-mail: <ejournalists@ sltnet.lk>,<ejournalists@ gmail.com>
http://www.environm entaljournalists .org
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